Tecuiyetl (MH502r)

Tecuiyetl (MH502r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tecuiyetl {"Wrap for Tobacco," attested here as a man’s name) shows a tobacco or incense tube (iyetl), which is black on the upper half and natural on the bottom. The tube is upright, coming out of a plant that might be featured for its leaves, which could be used for wrapping (tecuiya) the tobacco tube. The plant leaves and flowering stalk curve somewhat. The tube leans somewhat to the viewer's right, and the plant leans left.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Marcos Tecuiyetl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

tobacco, tobaco, perfumes, incienso, hojas, plantas, flores

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 502r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=83&st=image

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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